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Castello di Monteserico

Contrada, Via Monteserico, 85013 Genzano di Lucania PZ, Italy

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About Castello di Monteserico

Built-in the Norman period, it is located on a peak about 15 km from Genzano di Lucania. The castle dominates a vast valley which was an important hinge between the territories of the Bradano dominated by the Byzantines and the northern territories of Basilicata dominated by the Lombards and Normans. Conceived by the Normans as a defensive system, it was the scene of a battle between Normans and Byzantines in which the latter were defeated.

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The church of Santa Maria Assunta and San Canio bishop is a Catholic place of worship in Acerenza and the cathedral of the archdiocese of Acerenza.  The current cathedral was built between the 11th and 13th centuries on the remains of a previous early Christian church, which in turn was built on what remained of an ancient Roman temple dedicated to Hercules Acheruntino. The construction works began thanks to the generosity of Roberto il Guiscardo in 1059 with the bishop Godano.

Alta Murgia National Park24.45km from Castello di Monteserico

The Alta Murgia National Park, abbreviated to PnAM, is a national park established in 2004 located in Puglia, in the provinces of Bari and Barletta-Andria-Trani. The administrative headquarters of the Park are in Gravina in Puglia, in Via Firenze n. 10. The park has an extension of 68,033 hectares. It extends in the highest part of the north-west Murge plateau.  It coincides with a part of the largest special protection area established to protect the steppe to grasses, the habitat of the lesser

Altopiano delle Murge25.3km from Castello di Monteserico

The Altopiano delle Murge is a rectangular karst topographic plateau in southern Italy. Most of it is within Apulia and corresponds to the sub-region known as Murgia or Le Murge. The plateau is mainly located in the metropolitan city of Bari and the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, but extends into the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto to the south, and in Matera in Basilicata to the west. The name is believed to come from Latinmurex, which means "sharpened stone".

Castel del Monte27.48km from Castello di Monteserico

Castel del Monte, located in the municipality of Andria, rises on a rocky hill dominating the surrounding countryside of the Murgia region in southern Italy near the Adriatic Sea. A unique piece of medieval architecture, it was completed in 1240. Because of its relatively small size, it was once considered to be no more than a "hunting lodge", but scholars now believe it originally had a curtain wall and did serve as a citadel.

castel of Lagopesole35.57km from Castello di Monteserico

Castel Lagopesole is one of the hamlets of Avigliano, in the province of Potenza, which has 652 inhabitants. Lagopesole is known for its Swabian past, linked to the figures of Frederick II and his son Manfredi and for the events related to the chief brigant Carmine Crocco. It is located on a hill 829 meters above sea level, overlooking the underlying Vitalba Valley. From the relief on which the famous castle stands, it is possible to clearly see Monte Vulture. In the hamlet, there was the Pesole

Dolomiti lucane37.85km from Castello di Monteserico

Located in the Lucanian Apennines, east of the more imposing Pierfaone-Volturino-Viggiano ridge, the Piccole Dolomiti Lucane constitutes the heart of the homonymous regional natural park. They are called the Dolomites due to the morphological similarity with the most famous Triveneto mountains. The birth of the mountain group, which dominates the central part of the Basento valley, dates back to 15 million years ago.

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Difficult accessibility and lack of extended promotion make Basilicata one of the most remote and least visited regions of Italy. However, tourism is slowly growing since the early 2000s. Matera, once dubbed "national disgrace" by prime minister Alcide De Gasperi who urged to take strict development measures due to its extreme poverty, is now Basilicata's main attraction and has gained fame worldwide for its historical center, the Sassi, designated in 1993 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.